Taylor Swift Just Became The First Artist In History To Have Both An Album And Single Debut At No. 1 In The Same Week

Taylor Swift Just Became The First Artist In History To Have Both An Album And Single Debut At No. 1 In The Same Week

You may remember that, before she released Lover in August last year, Taylor went through a very public drama with her old record label, Big Machine, over the master recordings of her first six albums.

When it was announced the label had been acquired by Scooter Braun's company, Ithaca Holdings, Taylor wrote a lengthy post on Tumblr condemning the deal and calling it her "worst nightmare". She revealed that Big Machine had only offered her the opportunity to "earn" back the masters of her old albums if she signed a new 10-year deal with them, but she walked away because she knew Scott Borchetta was planning to sell the label.

Instead, she signed a new contract with Universal Music Group which said Taylor herself would own the masters of every album she made going forward.